by Tyler M. Carey, Chief Revenue Officer
Why do policy groups partner with US employee-owned Westchester Publishing Services on their books and white papers? We provide a wider breadth of offerings than most individual editorial and design freelancers – or even competing vendors – are capable of.
One of the trickier aspects of any policy or analysis publication can be data visualization. Get it right and your book or paper really stands out, delivering meaningful content visually and with impact. Get it wrong and you’ve got a mess on your hands that looks like a PowerPoint done by a high school student.
To really get data visualization right in the first place is often quite expensive – and something that requires having the right resource available to start work as soon as your publication is set to go to design, and in turn publication. Many policy publications are time sensitive, making this approach a risky gamble from scheduling and cost perspectives. This is where Westchester can help.
We are a US employee-owned company with US-based designers, offshore typesetters that span 3 shifts, and hundreds of staff and freelancers ready to go at a moment’s notice. If you have a publication that is time sensitive but also requires high impact visuals, we are your most affordable and reliable option. In many instances, the policy publications we work on are embargoed or at the very least fall under copyright, so it would be improper of us to share examples of our work. This past year, though, we worked on an open access title with Brookings Institution Press – the CEQ Handbook – which, as it is open access, is available to be viewed online. This link brings you to the CEQ Institute’s page, where you can view sections of the publication online at no cost. For publishers that handle economics content, or any other type of content that needs to be presented with high-quality data viz, it’s worth flipping through the PDF to see the great work that Brookings and its author, Nora Lustig, did on the title. We were pleased to be selected by Brookings to provide the editorial and production services that resulted in the final printer and online files.
I also encourage you to visit our services page to learn about the complete array of high-quality, reliable pre-press services we provide for policy groups, think tanks, and foundations. Rely on Westchester – we have the expertise your projects require, whenever you need it.